SVA MA Design Research

SVA MA Design Research, Writing & Criticism1 is a one-year graduate program2
devoted to the study of design, its contexts & consequences.
Our graduates have gone on to pursue research-related careers in publishing, education, museums, institutes, design practice, entrepreneurship, & more.3

  1. Formerly known as D-Crit
  2. About the program
  3. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. All successful candidates awarded a significant scholarship!
SVA MA Design Research

136 W 21st St, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10011





(212) 592-2228

Alice Gong – SVA MA Design Research

Alice Gong is a Chinese born, Canadian interdisciplinary artist and designer currently based in New York. She holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an emphasis in Designed Objects, Sculpture, and Material Studies. She maintains a personal studio practice while also working in various creative capacities from industrial, graphic, and exhibition design to curation. Her work is invested in exploring dialogues between material culture and heritage, ranging from the spaces in which objects exist to the parameters that define how objects are made, and how it all inform ideas of the self in relation to cultural diffusion and diaspora. She completed an artist residency at Autodesk’s Pier 9 Workshop in San Francisco, and has exhibited work internationally.

Selected Research & Writing